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    So, of course, after I stole 6 vises off the big-fat-haas for the brother, the big production job goes back to code-red.
    Meaning, he is selling product way faster than I am making it. Of course we all wish he had a crystal-ball. So, that I could have kept going at an even keel through 2019.
    I wouldn't have dug the hole so much deeper just to keep the doors open. And, he would have had decent inventory for this. Oh-well. Look forward, not backwards.

    These parts are a 2 piece assembly. At full-tilt I was running the more involved part OP's 1&2 in the Brother. They also get a 3/4 OP on the 4th axis in a little haas.
    The less involved part was OP's 1&2 in the big-fat-haas. And, came out finished.
    After the vises went in the Brother he fired the job back up at partial capacity. I am currently running both parts in the Brother. This is great for about 400 assemblies/week.
    He now wants more than double that. It is pretty much end of 2017 all over again. He will take them as fast as I can make them.
    So, it is time to split it back up, and put one of the parts in the big-fat-haas.

    I refuse to remove the vises from the Brother. No effing way! The plan is: park pallets on top of the vises in the Brother.
    This will allow me to fixture the parts exactly as they used to be. 12 parts per pallet (OP1 on one pallet, OP2 on the other). But, what about getting the other part set back up in the big-fat-haas?
    I guess I need more vises, again

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    I'm putting 4 vises/pallet on the haas this time, instead of 5. For: reasons (lots of them). And, I am leaving the aluminum sub-plates off.
    I already have 4 vises on one pallet. I just need to drill/ream/tap the other now. I picked up 8 new vises. All 8 will go in the big-fat-haas.
    That leaves 4 for the little haas's. I can then put two in each VF2 that has a 4th in it. This gives me 4 stations on the rotaries in the Pierson vises.
    And, 4 stations in the two Orange doubles. I have two new parts this will work perfect for!
    Raw stock goes in on the rotab, finished parts come out of the vises. One cycle!
    These are for a new customer. And, projected sales of these parts looks really good. I am already on my 2nd sizable order this year.

    And, I still do that damn family of parts I complain about all the time that really should be done on a 5-axis machine. I don't have 5-axis.
    And, as much as I would like to go there. I don't see me going there in the near future. So, I am going to work them on to the 4th.
    I figure I can knock the 7 operation parts down to 4 ops on the 4th. And, the 5 operation parts down to 3 ops.
    This wont happen fast. It will be a shit-ton of programming on parts that have been programmed for years. But, that is the nature of process improvement I guess.

    All this, and I am trying to prep and get ready to rearrange the whole shop at pretty much the worst time possible

    I'm feeling overwhelmed again. And, quite . But, it sure beats the snot out of last year!

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    How do you like the new orange vises? I'm so torn as to which route I want to go for the new mori HMC on the way.

    4 orange vise doubles on each tombstone
    12 orange vise delta IV on each tombstones
    or AME Triad rails on tombstones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by as9100d View Post
    How do you like the new orange vises? I'm so torn as to which route I want to go for the new mori HMC on the way.

    4 orange vise doubles on each tombstone
    12 orange vise delta IV on each tombstones
    or AME Triad rails on tombstones.
    I have 18 of them now. I must like them a little anyways.
    Only other doubles I have used were Kurt and Chick. Did not like Kurt doubles at all. They felt dead, no feedback, stiff action.
    Don't like Chicks proprietary jaw systems. I swap jaws, make new jaws, way too often.
    It would be way to expensive to stock Chick's jaws. And, I have zero interest in making raw jaws. My spindles need to make paying parts. Not jaws.

    Kind of depends on the parts going through the machine.
    If its just random job-shop stuff, and you never really know exactly what shape part is coming? Kind of hard to beat a plain old vise!
    Some of that other stuff can be pretty limited and not very "universal".
    Sometimes part swapping time matters as well. Again, almost impossible to swap two parts as fast as can be swapped in a double station vise.
    Sure fixtures loaded with parts is awesome (I do it sometimes). But, it has to be justifiable. A good vise can pretty much do it ALL.
    Last edited by wheelieking71; 02-20-2020 at 04:21 PM.

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    Im with you on the chicks. They do have the best feel out of all the vises I've personally used and their jaws are really fast to use but...like you said they are expensive and I'm personally sick of buying them.


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